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Micro-Phonies (1945)

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The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her ... See full summary »

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Alice Andrews (Van Doren)
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Mrs. Bixby
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Signor Spumoni (as Gino Carrado)
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The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her disapproving society parents while auditioning for Mrs. Bixby's "Krispy Krunchy" radio program. After a run-in with a pompous violinist, the boys find the record and Curly starts mimicking to it, dressed as a women. Mrs. Bixby witnesses their performance and is impressed enough to hire "Senorita Cucaracha" (Curly) and Senors "Mucho" and "Gusto" (Moe and Larry) for her radio program. The boys show up in their disguises to "sing" at Mrs. Bixby's evening party but run into trouble when Moe smashes the record over Curly's head. The real singer tries to help by singing from behind a curtain while Curly mimics, but she is discovered and the stooges exit to a hail of phonograph records. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The daffiest trio that ever hit the laughwaves!

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15 November 1945 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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The mock operatic recital performed by Curly as "Senorita Cucaracha", Moe as "Senor Mucho", and Larry as "Senor Gusto" is "Chi mi frena in tal momento" (the Lucia Sextet) from Act II of Lucia di Lammermoor, a dramma tragico (tragic opera) in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. It premiered on September 26, 1835 at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Italy. See more »

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When the Stooges pretend to sing at Mrs. Bixby's party with Alice singing behind the curtain, just before the Italian singer exposes them; Moe stops playing the flute, yet there is a flute playing the scales just before Curly is exposed. Not only that - but it is not off-key at all (the flute plays just as it did on the record). See more »

Quotes

Moe: Quiet, you numbskulls, I'm broadcasting.
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Referenced in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), Op. 410
(uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauß
Performed by Christine McIntyre
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Christine McIntyre is brilliant
16 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my two or three favorite Stooges shorts, and undoubtedly Christine McIntyre's best performance with the trio. She is good in a number of other shorts, but here she is absolutely brilliant. Her singing is not funny at all, in fact it is downright beautiful, but the plot is constructed in such a way that the singing enhances the humor rather than detracting from it. We listen to McIntyre sing the entirety of Voice of Spring no less than three times, but it never gets old, partly because we don't tire of her voice, and partly because it blends so well with the Stooges' antics. The use of operatic soprano in a comedy is reminiscent of Kitty Carlisle's role in the Marx Brothers' "A Night At The Opera," but the singing is much more a part of the comedy here than in "Opera," and McIntyre (perhaps more in other performances than here) exhibited a comedic talent of her own that Carlisle never did. The Stooges' buffoonery, McIntyre's singing, and a well-constructed plot combine for 5 out of 5 stars.


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